Woodworking

Current & Upcoming

Carve a Kuksa – Saturday and Sunday, July 27 and 28, 2024

Jul 27, 2024 9:00AM—5:00PM

Marine Mills Folk School 550 Pine Street Marine on St Croix, MN 55047

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Kuksa carving is an Old World tradition that has a rich history in Scandinavia. Not only will Alex teach you to make your own kuksa, but he will be giving you insight into how he makes his own and develops his designs. In this course, you will be fully immersed in the world of kuksa carving…

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Build a Wooden Paddle (Ages 14+) August 2-4, 2024

Aug 02, 2024 4:00PM—7:00PM

Private location, to be announced prior to first class date, Marine on St Croix, MN 55047

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  Build your own bent shaft canoe paddle! Students will learn about wood selection and grains, use of hand tools and skill saw, paddle design and considerations, and paddle sizing. Each student will leave with a completed bent shaft paddle ready for varnishing. One of our most popular classes, come experience community and creativity as…

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Family Spoon Carving (Ages 15+), August 3, 2024

Aug 03, 2024 9:00AM—1:00PM

Marine Mills Folk School, 550 Pine Street, Marine on St Croix, MN 55047

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This class is designed for you and your daughter or son to learn the basics of spoon carving together. Join us for a 4 hour introduction to the craft of greenwood spoon carving. You will finish the class with your own hand carved serving spoon. For the first part of class we will study safety,…

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Community Open Carving Session – August 10, 2024

Aug 10, 2024 10:00AM—12:00PM

Marine Mills Folk School, 550 Pine Street, Marine on St Croix, MN 55047

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  *** Please register for this event so we know how many people to expect. Walk-ins are also welcome! *** Calling all wood carvers! Join us in creating a local community of carvers, to share knowledge, help each other, and make friends with other woodcarving artists. Free to anyone who is interested! Local carver, Kara…

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Have No Fear…The Axe is Here! (ages 16+) – August 17, 2024

Aug 17, 2024 9:00AM—5:00PM

Marine Mills Folk School 550 Pine St Marine On Saint Croix, MN 55047

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  With skill and practice, an axe can remove an impressive amount of material with precision, allowing projects to progress quickly and leaving the finishing work for much smaller hand tools. In fact, many woodworkers consider the axe to be the most fun and efficient tool in the shop. But sometimes the use of an…

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Heart to Heart – Carving Wooden Hearts (16+), Saturday, September 7, 2024

Sep 07, 2024 9:00AM—3:00PM

Marine Mills Folk School, 550 Pine Street, Marine on St. Croix, MN 55047

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Have you been wanting to jump into the world of green woodworking and slöjd? This is the perfect one-tool class for someone who wants an introduction to wood carving, but the course is open to all skill levels.  The universal symbol of love – The Heart. Simple, quick, therapeutic to carve, and a great way…

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Build a Wooden Paddle (Ages 14+) September 13, 14 & 15, 2024

Sep 13, 2024 4:00PM—Sep 15, 2024 7:00PM

Private home, To be announced, Marine on St Croix, MN 55047

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Build your own bent shaft canoe paddle. Students will learn about wood selection and grains, use of hand tools and skill saw, paddle design and considerations, and paddle sizing. Each student will leave with a completed bent shaft paddle ready for varnishing.  Kevin has helped over 175 students make their own bent shaft canoe paddle.  It…

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Community Open Carving Session – September 14, 2024

Sep 14, 2024 10:00AM—12:00PM

Marine Mills Folk School, 550 Pine Street, Marine on St Croix, MN 55047

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***This event requires NO registration! However, you can enter your information if you would like us to know you’re coming. *** Calling all wood carvers! Join us in creating a local community of carvers, to share knowledge, help each other, and make friends with other woodcarving artists. Free to anyone who is interested! Local carver…

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Beginner’s Spoon Carving – The Folk Tradition from Tree Trunk to Table! (16+), September 28 & 29, 2024

Sep 28, 2024 9:00AM—5:00PM

Marine Mills Folk School, 550 Pine Street, Marine on St Croix, MN 55047

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Come carve one of the first tools we come into contact as a baby human, the ancient and glorious wooden spoon! This is a great class for anyone interested in diving right into the world of spoon carving and the rich tradition of green woodworking. The focus of this class is to develop the student’s confidence…

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Community Open Carving Session – October 12 2024

Oct 12, 2024 10:00AM—12:00PM

Marine Mills Folk School ,550 Pine Street, Marine on St Croix, MN 55047

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***This event requires NO registration! However, you can enter your information if you would like us to know you’re coming. *** Calling all wood carvers! Join us in creating a local community of carvers, to share knowledge, help each other, and make friends with other woodcarving artists. Free to anyone who is interested! Local carver…

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Carve a Kuksa – October 19 & 20, 2024

Oct 19, 2024 9:00AM—5:00PM

Marine Mills Folk School, 550 Pine Street, Marine on St Croix, MN 55047

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Kuksa carving is an Old World tradition that has a rich history in Scandinavia. Not only will Alex teach you to make your own kuksa, but he will be giving you insight into how he makes his own and develops his designs. In this course, you will be fully immersed in the world of kuksa carving…

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Community Open Carving Session – November 9, 2024

Nov 09, 2024 10:00AM—12:00PM

Marine Mills Folk School, 550 Pine Street, Marine on St Croix, MN 55047

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***This event requires NO registration! However, you can enter your information if you would like us to know you’re coming. *** Calling all wood carvers! Join us in creating a local community of carvers, to share knowledge, help each other, and make friends with other woodcarving artists. Free to anyone who is interested! Local carver…

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Community Open Carving Session – December 14, 2024

Dec 14, 2024 10:00AM—12:00PM

Marine Mills Folk School, 550 Pine Street, Marine on St Croix, MN 55047

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***This event requires NO registration! However, you can enter your information if you would like us to know you’re coming. *** Calling all wood carvers! Join us in creating a local community of carvers, to share knowledge, help each other, and make friends with other woodcarving artists. Free to anyone who is interested! Local carver…

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Past | Archive

Community Open Carving Session – July 13, 2024

Jul 13, 2024 10:00AM—12:00PM

Marine Mills Folk School. 550 Pine Street. Marine on St Croix, MN 55047

Community Open Carving Session – June 8, 2024

Jun 08, 2024 10:00AM—12:00PM

Marine Mills Folk School 550 Pine Street Marine on St Croix, MN 55047

Build a Wooden Paddle (Ages 14+) May 24-26, 2024

May 24, 2024 4:00PM—7:00PM

Private home To be announced Marine on St Croix, MN 55047

Community Open Carving Session – May 11, 2024

May 11, 2024 10:00AM—12:00PM

Marine Mills Folk School 550 Pine Street Marine on St Croix, MN 55047

(Waitlist) Knife Skills are Life Skills with Fred Livesay (Ages 16+) April 27 & 28, 2023

Apr 27, 2024 9:00AM—5:00PM

Marine Mills Folk School 550 Pine Street Marine on St Croix, MN 55047

(Waitlist) Carve a Kuksa – April 20 & 21, 2024

Apr 20, 2024 9:00AM—5:00PM

Marine Mills Folk School 550 Pine Street Marine on St Croix, MN 55047